HIST 3 - Bronze age civilizations 1 Began between 4000 and...

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Bronze age civilizations 1 Began between 4000 and 3000bce First bronze age civilizations appeared in Mesopotamia Noted for invention of writing .large cities,and hierarchical societies 2Developments Agriculture expanded due to technical innovations. Most notably irrigation The plow and sail were also developed By 3000 bce the middle east and india were creating bronze 3 bronze Native metals were first treated like malleable stones Metallurgy began when people learned to reduce metals from their ores by smelting Smelting-a process where metal is separated from its ore by heating the ore above its melting point 4 bronze Copper was the first metal to be treated A more durable alloy was created by adding other metals to copper Finally the combination of copper and tin produced bronze Bronze was superior to stone and sought after to make weapons 5 civilizations of Mesopotamia 3000-2000 bce Sumerians 1900-1600 bce amorites 6 innovations Invented writing Developed mathematics Developed the first systems for measuring time, distance, area and quantity
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